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Rob Edwards tells Watford fans what playing style to expect next season

Watford manager Rob Edwards says his side will ‘attack games’ next season, as the former Wolves defender gears up for his first season in charge of the Hornets.

Edwards, 39, represented the likes of Aston Villa, Blackpool, Wolves and many more during his playing career.

He was a hardened centre-back and he’s since become an esteemed manager, having guided Forest Green Rovers towards the League Two title last season.

Watford appointed Edwards following yet another relegation from the Premier League. It’s a risky appointment and many are unsure what to expect from Edwards and Watford going into the next campaign.

And when asked exactly that – what can Watford fans expect from Edwards’ side next season – Edwards told Sky Sports:

“I hope we see a team that gives absolutely everything on the pitch. That works extremely hard. That fights for each other. I want our supporters to see a team that’s brave, and will take risks. We want to attack games, we want to go for it, we want to score goals.”

Edwards’ Watford revolution?

Forest Green under Edwards played fast, dynamic and daring football. They scored 75 goals in their 46 league games last season, with their goals tally eventually helping them claim the title via goal difference.

Watford fans then can expect Edwards to implement the same style in the Championship.

He has some really good attacking players at his disposal, a lot of pace in the final third and a decent amount of experience in side too, making for a pretty balanced bunch.

But the task for Watford this summer might be in retaining their best players for the upcoming Championship season, or at least not losing them towards the end of the window and then not having enough time to replace them.

It’s a fresh start for Watford and Edwards is an exciting pick for manager.

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